Greil Marcus

Greil Marcus was born in San Francisco in 1945. He is the author of Mystery Train, Invisible Republic, Lipstick Traces, Double Trouble and Bob Dylan: Writings 1968-2010 and the editor of Lester Bangs's Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung. In 1998 he curated the exhibition '1948' at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. He writes the Real Life Rock Top 10 column for The Believer and teaches at the New School in New York. He was described by John Rockwell in the New York Times as 'a writer of rare perception and a genuinely innovative thinker'. Greil Marcus lives in California.

Books by Greil Marcus

This book begins with a rumour in Berkeley in the mid-1960s and ends on Election Night in Minneapolis in 2008. In one moment a small crowd holds its breath as ...

For the fortieth anniversary of the recording of 'Like a Rolling Stone' - the definitive biography of the song that caught the questing spirit of its time and overnight changed the ...

This book is about a single, serpentine fact: late in 1976 a record called 'Anarchy in the UK' was issued in London, and this event launched a transformation of pop ...

'Van Morrison,' says Greil Marcus, 'remains a singer who can be compared to no other in the history of modern popular music.'

When Astral Weeks was released in 1968, it ...

Greil Marcus's study of American rock and roll is universally acclaimed as the benchmark work of modern rock criticism. Using a handful of artists - a brace of bluesmen, The ...

A fan from the moment the Doors' first album arrived, Greil Marcus saw the band many times at the legendary Filmore Auditorium and the Avalon Ballroom in 1967. Five years ...

America recognizes itself as a voice of power and righteousness, speaking to itself in a message broadcast to the whole world. This is a fundamental part of American identity - which ...

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